By Johann Gerhard,C.W. Heisler
This version is a reprint of C.W. Heisler’s 1896 translation from the unique Latin manuscript.
The first 11 meditations take care of that the majority easy contrast of legislation and Gospel. the cruel energy of the legislations drives us to the relief and comfort of the Gospel. Meditations twelve and 13 take care of the subjects of precise religion (revealed in deeds) and the way Christ unites Himself with us. Meditations fourteen and fifteen draw the reader’s awareness to the manger of Christmas, the secret and benefits of Christ’s incarnation. 16 via twenty communicate of the technique of grace, specially Baptism and the Lord’s Supper, together with a meditation at the right practise for receiving the Supper. The Holy Spirit, the doctrine of the Church, predestination, prayer, angels, and the satan are the topics of meditations twenty-one via twenty-seven. the subsequent fourteen meditations handle the topic of piety generally: warding off carnal safety, endurance in Christ, the imitation of Christ, fleeing lust, and overcoming temptation. ultimately, the final 9 meditations take care of the topic of the final issues: facing demise (our personal dying and the demise of enjoyed ones), being prepared for the final day, maintaining hell as a reminder for our previous Adam, and the desire of resurrection to everlasting lifestyles for our new man.
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